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Ori Brafman

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Academic Status: Off duty
Office Hours: by appointment
Personal Homepage: http://oribrafman.com/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
LinkedIn Profile


MBA – Stanford University Graduate School of Business
BA, Peace and Conflict Studies – UC Berkeley

Positions Held

Distinguished Teaching Fellow – Haas School of Business
Senior Fellow – Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center at Duke University
Founder/President – Starfish Leadership
Co-Founder/Creative Director – Fully Charged Institute
Co-Founder – Silicon Guild

Current Research and Interests

  • Distributed Networks
  • Inclusion as Strategic Advantage
  • Improvisational Leadership
  • Trust and Emotional Connection in Organizations

Selected Papers and Publications

The Chaos Imperative, Random House, August 2013
Click, Random House, May 2010
Sway, Random House, June 2008
The Starfish and The Spider, Penguin, October 2006


  • Improvisational Leadership

Honors and Awards

  • New York Times bestselling author

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